Tata Motors announces Ziptron technology to power its future electric vehicles

Tata Motors launched an indigenously developed technology for electric vehicles, called Ziptron. The company claims this technology or the platform it provides has been built with the Indian conditions in view and will offer a reliable powertrain for electric vehicles. The highlight of the Ziptron announcement will definitely be the company’s claim that they would be able to offer a massive eight years warranty on the battery and the motor of the vehicles powered by Ziptron. This would be a path-breaking feature for automobiles since the existing vehicles running on fossil fuels…

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RBL Bank-backed microlender Utkarsh SFB plans ₹500 crore IPO

MUMBAI : RBL Bank-backed Utkarsh Small Finance Bank (USFB), which mainly gives microfinance loans in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, has begun work on its initial public offering (IPO), three people aware of the matter said. “The bank is presently in the process of appointing investment banks for its proposed IPO, which is expected to be around ₹500 crore in size,” said one of the three people, all of whom spoke under condition of anonymity. Established in 2009, USFB is wholly owned by Utkarsh Coreinvest Ltd (erstwhile Utkarsh Micro Finance Ltd) and counts CDC Group Plc, the development…

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Inside The Technology Leaders Summit By And For Lesbians And LGBTQ Allies

Leanne Pittsford, the CEO and founder of Lesbians Who Tech + Allies, and her wife, are expecting their first child in October. Photo by Melody Maia Monet MELODY MAIA MONET “There’s a place for us,” sang Consuelo in Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, “West Side Story,” set in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Somewhere, on the far end of West 48th Street, hundreds of queer women found that place last week at the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies leadership summit, along with scores of non-binary and gender nonconforming individuals. Women account for 1…

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Travel: Finding happiness in Salamanca and Toledo

I have passed too many autumns to be excited about a toy train ride. Even during my childhood in Kolkata, I hardly ever jumped on a toy train because of two reasons. One, I had a better option: trams. Two, there was just one such train in Communist-ruled Kolkata. But in Toledo, a ride in the city’s tourist toy train from Plaza de Zocodover is the best way to see the medieval marvel that sits pretty on an undulating terrain like an umbrella food cover with the Tagus river wrapped…

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Connecting With Technology Mentors: 10 Effective Methods For Young Professionals

Technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Newcomers to the industry may find themselves facing a slew of challenges and trends they couldn’t have predicted during their time in school. Having an experienced tech veteran by their side to show them the ropes and help them adapt can make all the difference in their career success. As experienced tech professionals, the members of Forbes Technology Council understand how beneficial mentorships can be in this ever-changing field. To help you facilitate connections between your young employees and industry mentors, our panel of experts…

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Looking for job? IT, finance top providers among listed cos

The information technology (IT) and financial services sectors emerged as the top job providers, jointly accounting for over 50 percent of all hiring in India, says a new study by investment group CLSA, titled ‘Boardroom nectar — distilling the essence of India’s annual reports’. The study, which analysed 250 listed companies, showed that both sectors also topped at hiring women. From the 45 lakh jobs created by companies, finance alone employed 28 percent (13 lakh people) and IT 26 percent. Within financials, the public sector employed 60 percent of all…

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‘Frontier finance’ is scaling up to achieve United Nations goals

In advance of the United Nations General Assembly that begins later this month, a new report released on Wednesday details the present shortcomings and future opportunities in “frontier finance”. That area of impact investment seeks to attract funding for projects consistent with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Published by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the report is the first of its kind to study the financing for efforts to improve the lives of low- to lower-middle-income people in emerging and frontier markets. And it identifies ways to scale the market to reach ambitious targets.…

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15th Finance Commission holds meeting with Rajasthan bodies, industry

The 15th Finance Commission on Sunday held meetings with representatives of Rajasthan’s Panchayati Raj institutions, urban development bodies, trade and industry, and economists as part of its consultation process for making recommendations for the 2020-25 period. According to an official release, the commission headed by chairman NK Singh along with its members and senior officials met with the representatives of Rajasthan Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs). The Commission expressed concern over issues pertaining to accounting of PRIs, including accountability mechanism and financial reporting of the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the State…

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The Most Popular International Travel Destinations in All 50 States

We all dream of hopping on a plane and jetting off to some picture-perfect destination. Sometimes it’s a warm beach with a cold drink, sometimes a historic city with hidden gems to discover. No matter where you dream of going, you’re likely not alone. Most people in America tend to travel to Mexico, Canada and Europe when they pull out their passports, according to data compiled by Orbitz. And while travel within the U.S. is still the most popular choice for Americans, Mel Dohmen, the senior brand manager for Orbitz, told Travel + Leisure that visits to Southeast…

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The Best Winter Travel Packages

From the beaches of Hawaii to the mountains of Montana, winter getaway deals for every kind of traveler. KA’ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL There are two types of winter travelers. Those who head north to enjoy the activities associated with fresh mountain air, such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even dog sledding. Then there are the snowbirds, people who fly south at the first sign of winter in search of sandy beaches and endless sunshine. Regardless of your preference, resorts and hotels often offer specially discounted packages designed to entice guests…

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